These are the interviews from the most recent editions of the weekly national radio broadcast of In The Studio .

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YES- Fragile 45th Anniversary- Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman

It is the 45th anniversary of the remarkably durable breakthrough album by progressive rockers YES which has turned out to be anything but Fragile...
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Humble Pie- Rockin'the Fillmore- Peter Frampton, Jerry Shirley

...(cont) Humble Pie the full fiery amalgam was unleashed of Small Faces veteran Steve Marriot's megawatt blue-eyed soul voice , the thundering rhythm section of ex-Spooky Tooth bass player Greg Ridley and drummer Jerry Shirley, with the melodic lyrical lead guitar of a teenage Peter Frampton . Frampton and Shirley join me In The Studio for this classic rock interview.
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J Geils Band- Freeze Frame 35th Anniversary- Peter Wolf

Prior to the Fall 1981 release Freeze Frame , Boston's J Geils Band had released ten albums while touring relentlessly. Yet the hard-driving jump'n'jiving lead singer Peter Wolf admits that all they really had to show for the effort was half a million dollars in debt....(more)
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R.E.M.-Out of Time 25th Anniversary-Michael Stipe,Peter Buck,Mike Mills

Any serious list of songs of the decade has to include Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" for the Seventies,"Every Breath You Take" by The Police for the Eighties, and for the 1990s, R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" from 1991's Out of Time. Stipe, Buck, and Mills share thoughtful, at times controversial, insights

Eagles- Hotel California- Don Henley, Joe Walsh,the late Glenn Frey

"Hotel California" by The Eagles... impressive combination of cinematic vision, songcraft, and high tech production seemed to be coming from a place in the near future to which the rest of rock would have to catch up...
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Beatles-White Album pt1-Paul McCartney,the late George Harrison

The unparalleled intensity of world-wide fame, the sudden death of Beatles manager Brian Epstein, and the complexities of adult romantic relationships had all conspired to fracture the internal unity of the Beatles so that their only double album was, in effect, the first Beatles solo albums...
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Beatles-White Album pt2-Paul McCartney,the late George Harrison

Paul McCartney joins me In the Studio here in part two to explore the songs "Birthday", Lennon's "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey", Paul's "Mother Nature's Son", one of three versions of "Revolution", the campy pally band arrangement on "Honey Pie", Lennon's "Cry Baby Cry", and the real inspiration behind the song which figured into the notorious Charles Manson multiple murder case,"Helter Skelter".
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Led Zeppelin IV-Jimmy Page,Robert Plant

Legendary wrestler-turned-Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant has an appropriately outsized role in the Led Zeppelin "4" story as told by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.

U2- Achtung Baby- Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen jr

U2 drummer Larry Mullen jr blurted out in our In The Studio classic rock interview a full 25 years ago that the Dublin-based quartet nearly broke up in the Berlin recording studio after reconvening following Rattle and Hum...
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Rolling Stones-Havana Moon-Mick Jagger,Keith Richards

In 1965 when Newsweek described the Rolling Stones' "I Can't Get No Satisfaction" as "...the five notes that shook the world...", maybe it should have included an asterisk, "*Except Cuba"...

Santana-IV Live-Carlos Santana

Happy 70th birthday to Rock and Roll Hall of Famer & Grammy Award record holder Carlos Santana! (July 20th)
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Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band-Night Moves

"We did two hundred sixty-five shows that year 1975," says Bob Seger with a mixture of pride and amazement, as explanation on why it was so hard to find the solitary time necessary to write well-crafted songs prior to Night Moves. The double disc Live Bullet, recorded in Fall 1975 and released six months later, provided that precious period...by October 1976 with Night Moves containing "Rock and Roll Never Forgets","Main Street","The Fire Down Below","Come to Poppa", and the title song which Bob calls "...a little novelette."
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Bryan Adams-Waking Up the Neighbours 25th Anniversary

Bryan Adams sold 16,000,000 copies worldwide of Waking Up the Neighbours since 1991, it starts to take up some real estate on the page. In this week's classic rock interview, diplomat's son Bryan reminds us that he had a passport before he had a guitar.
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David Bowie-Who Can I Be Now?-Station to Station

Songs on David Bowie's Station to Station include "Golden Years","Stay" (terrific guitars from Alomar and Slick),"TVC 1-5" ( Bowie said that the unused tune for the Man...Earth soundtrack was about a girl and her relationship with her television),"Wild is the Wind" (as soulful as anything on Young Americans but without the awkward affectation ), and the title song, often cited by post-punk bands including The Cars, Talking Heads, and Gary Numan as a major influence.

David Bowie- The Young American Years 1974-76

By 1975 David Bowie had abandoned the Glam Rock he had virtually invented in the guise of the ego-tripping tragicomic Fallen Rock Star, Ziggy Stardust. Bowie's mid-decade Young Americans album with the #1 hit "Fame" pointed directly toward Disco's dominance a mere two years later...